Alicia & Dreadnought Mine Extension Project

Closed 10 Jul 2024

Opened 3 Jul 2024


The Proposal involves the reactivation and expansion of a gold mining area approximately 2.5 kilometres south of Coolgardie in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.

Key elements include the development of the Alicia open pit, expansion of the Dreadnought open pit and waste rock landform, haul road and ancillary infrastructure. Mined ore will be hauled for processing at the nearby Three Mile Hill plant, with tailings to be deposited in existing tailings storage facilities.

A total of approximately 165 hectares (ha) of disturbance is planned within a disturbance envelope of 499 ha for mine infrastructure.

Why your views matter

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Seven-day comment on referrals